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Administration Worker - Co. Wexford

Barnardos Family Support Project, Castlehill, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

General Information

This Administration role will support other staff where Barnardos currently offer services mainly in the Wexford area.

Barnardos has been delivering services in County Wexford since 2002.

Our family support service takes referrals from Tusla PPFS system, which are deemed suitable for a welfare response as well as self-referrals, to help families meet the needs of children. There is a focus on using brief intervention approaches, where possible.

Service interventions aim to stabilise the family situation, promote children’s development, reduce risk from harm and promote the best quality of care in the family, thereby reducing the likelihood of the family requiring intervention from the Social Work Child Protection System.

We also provide a Teen Parent Support Programme for pregnant and teenage parents under the national TPSP initiative. Referrals can come from a wide range of professionals as well as self-referrals.

Job Description

Post: Administration Worker 

Barnardos Family Support Project, Enniscorthy Co Wexford


Project Leader (Wexford based).

Works with: Other staff and service users and external agencies


Job Purpose

To provide an efficient and flexible administrative support service in an integrated way to Barnardos specifically and with the wider organisation as required for family support and other community services for County Wexford, based in Enniscorthy.

Core Responsibilities

  • To respond in an efficient friendly and appropriate manner to all communications with the office i.e. post, e-mail, telephone and in person.
  • To provide administrative support to the service, utilising relevant IT packages, ensuring documents are presented and formatted to a high standard.
  • To maintain an up to date and effective filing system.
  • To maintain an efficient, accurate and up to date financial, Human Resource and stock/ inventory recording system as appropriate.
  • To gather information statistics and prepare reports as required, including administration of databases as appropriate to the role.
  • To provide administrative support with the daily running of the Enniscorthy office building, including building maintenance issues and facilities.
  • To be vigilant to any concerns regarding the protection and welfare of children and to bring them to the attention of your designated person in a timely manner, in keeping with the Barnardos Child Protection policy.
  • The post holder will be expected to assist in a flexible manner to tasks required in the other services based in Wexford.

Requirements specific to the post

  • To assist staff with practical search tasks.
  • To be particularly sensitive to the requirements for confidentiality of information.
  • To be particularly sensitive to the vulnerable nature of the client group involved.
  • To research relevant literature and resources as required. 
  • To direct the public to our Post Adoption service as required.
  • To co-operate closely with other Barnardos administration workers based in Wexford, Waterford and Carlow and provide cover as necessary.

Requirements of all Barnardos staff

  • Commitment to the purpose of Barnardos and to work within the values, policies and procedures of the organisation and in the context of current legislation and regulations.
  • To participate in regular supervision with your line manager.
  • To actively participate in team and staff meetings and service reviews/ evaluations and to contribute to the development of policy and practice with your area of work and within Barnardos as a whole.
  • To report any area of concern to your line manager in a timely manner.
  • To show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the work. Work during unsocial hours may be required.
  • Have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development and review of best practice.
  • Participate in and engage with a performance management programme.
  • Identify training needs with your line manager and participate in training opportunities appropriate to the role.
  • To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your line manager or local Health and Safety Officer.
  • To be vigilant to any concerns regarding the protection and welfare of children and to bring them to the attention of the Barnardos Designated Person in a timely manner, in keeping with the Barnardos Child Protection policies.
  • To participate in the efficient flow of information within the organisation by sharing and seeking information as appropriate.
  • To undertake other duties as may be requested by the line manager from time to time.
  • To undertake your work in a manner that is friendly, flexible and informal.

Person Specification

Personal attributes

  • Good communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Awareness of confidentiality and the ability to deal with sensitive queries.
  • Ability to work within a team the ability to work in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to consult where appropriate.
  • Ability to prioritise competing demands.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in terms of tasks and time is essential for this post.


Minimum of two years’ direct relevant experience essential.


Junior Cert or equivalent minimum level of education.

The post holder is initially assigned to work in the Barnardos Service in Enniscorthy but may be required in the future to work in other locations in the Wexford area in line with organisational needs.


Application Procedure

Applicants must complete this application form and submit it through our website before the closing date.

Applicants may also attach a CV or other supplementary information in respect of our application.

Attaching a CV alone will result in the applicant not being considered for shortlisting. 

Shortlisting will apply

Candidates who are moved to the 2nd stage of our Recruitment process are required to complete a medical questionnaire and the E-Vetting process. References will be taken up at this stage.